Energy Efficiency Alberta has launched its Home Energy Plan Rebate program for a variety of energy efficient-upgrades, including but not limited to, insulation, windows, water heating, furnaces, home heating. Additionally, you can qualify for a bonus rebate of $1,000 if you complete three or more upgrades that result in a minimum of 3GJ of energy savings each.
What upgrades qualify for the rebate?
Common Upgrades – eligible improvement list and requirements
|Category||Specific Criteria||Program Requirement|
|Windows||ENERGY STAR® triple pane, low-E, Argon gas||Installed by a participating contractor|
|Insulation||Attic, main walls, exposed floors, basement/pony walls||Installed by a participating contractor|
|Drain Water Heat Recovery||CSA B55.1 and CSA B55.2 and listed in Natural Resources Canada’s HOT2000 energy modelling software||Installed by a participating contractor|
|Home Heating||ENERGY STAR® Natural Gas forced air furnace – greater than 95% AFUE
ENERGY STAR® Natural Gas Boiler – greater than 90% AFUE
|Installed by a participating contractor|
|Water Heating||ENERGY STAR® Tankless water heater||Installed by a participating contractor|
|Heat Recovery Ventilator||HVI Certified Heat Recovery Ventilator or Energy Recovery Ventilator||Installed by a participating contractor in a home with an air change per hour less than 3.57 (ACH@50pa) through the pre-upgrade Home Energy Evaluation|
|Category||Eligible Improvement Examples|
The baseline for calculating home heating system rebates will be 95% AFUE if replacing a furnace and 90% AFUE if replacing a boiler
All water heating systems must have 0.8 EF or greater
How do I participate?
- Contact us to schedule your Home Energy Evaluation. A rebate of $300 will be applied directly to the cost of your EnerGuide evaluation.
- We will assess the energy performance of your home. Our in-home consultation includes a complete review of the building envelope, mechanical systems, a blower door test to determine the location of major air leakage areas and energy modeling of all components to determine the energy efficiency of your home and which energy-efficient upgrades will work best for you and your budget.
- You will receive a custom report that includes your home’s current energy consumption and rating, recommended upgrades and applicable rebates two to three weeks after the date of the evaluation.
- You can choose to complete the recommended renovations with a registered contractor or on your own. If completing customer upgrades or for do-it-yourself projects, a post-upgrade Energy Evaluation is required to determine the energy savings you have achieved.
Check out the Home Energy Plan Program Guide for more information.